Manning at 7:
7. Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos (Unranked)
There were plenty of question marks as Peyton Manning linked up with the Broncos. Would he be healthy enough to contribute? And, if so, could he be anywhere near as effective as he was during his time with the Colts? Well, in finishing the year as our No. 1 quarterback he answered those questions with a resounding ‘Yes’. The arm strength may not have been what it once was, but it was still enough that teams had to contend with Manning attacking them all over the field. Which is exactly what he did as the Broncos were regular season kings. Now if only the postseason went as well…
Best Performance: Week 10 at Carolina, +7.3
Key Stat: Had the third-highest Accuracy Percentage on deep balls of all quarterbacks in 2012.
Von at 4:
4. Von Miller, OLB, Denver Broncos (12th)
Miller isn’t your conventional 4-3 outside linebacker, moving into a pass rushing role in sub package defense that saw him spend only 24% of his passing snaps in coverage. However, as the 86 combined sacks, hits and hurries show, he delivers in that role, while adding a further 15 tackles for losses. You simply need to watch out for Miller on every play — if you don’t, he’s likely to hurt you.
Best Performance: Week 5 at New England, +12.3
Key Stat: Missed only three tackles all year.
Crazy that they totally left off Welker. Even if he wasn't a Bronco, he still led the league in receptions 6 of the last 7 years or something like that...